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Possibly Isaac Hanson, seedsman in Thames Street, London - no proof. Just fits time-wise
Stearn, W.T.. (1996). Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners. Cassell.

Other use

Bulb is rich in starch eaten as a potato. Plant also cooked and eaten.
Plants for a Future at

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Japan
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Korea

Lilium hansonii

Genus: Lilium
Species: hansonii
Common names: Japanse Turk's Cap Lily; Hanson's Lily
Distribution summary: N.Japan, Korea
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Thickets and open forest
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Other use

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